The University of Michigan Law School is seeking a Director of Student Services. If interested, please apply at the University’s online job site.
The University of Michigan Law School has an exciting opportunity for the position of a Director of Student Services, who will report to the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs.
Basic Function and Responsibility:
- The Director of Student Services will work with the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs to: 1) create and provide programming designed to improve the quality of students academic experience, professional development and co- and extracurricular pursuits; 2) cultivate and enhance the diversity of the Law School community; and 3) coordinate and provide academic support services.
- The Director of Student Services will counsel students on academic, professional, and personal issues, and will work closely with students individually and in groups to strengthen the climate both within and outside the classroom.
- The Director will improve existing programs, and develop and implement constructive changes, as necessary. The Director of Student Services will collaborate with other administrative offices within the Law School to achieve these goals.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Along with the Assistant Dean, serve as a point person on all student life issues by seeking out information concerning the quality of student life and using this feedback to strengthen the student community and enhance the educational experience.
- Serve as a special advisor to, and support person for, minority students, and represent them individually and as a group in considering educational environment issues at the Law School; assist the Admissions Office in the recruitment of minority applicants.
- Support Assistant Deans initiatives and programming, as needed, including student wellness initiatives and professional development programming; coordinate special events and programming, such as Martin Luther King Day; administer honors and awards programs.
- Oversee student outreach, mentoring, and academic support programs, including the First-Year Information Program, the Michigan Access Program and the Tutoring Program.
- Serve as preliminary point person and investigator on disciplinary matters.
- Oversee the Law Schools dual degree programs, and facilitate skills-based competitions, such as the Campbell Moot Court and Client-Counseling Competitions.
- Provide advice and support to all LawSchool student organizations, including through administration of the LawSchool’s alcohol policy.
A Juris Doctor degree; previous experience counseling/advising law students and developing programming for a variety of student populations; a demonstrated sensitivity to and competency in working with issues of diversity; and previous experience managing an office and other staff members.